Size I hook
Make the BAND (brim) first:
Row 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in the next 3 sts. Ch 1 and turn.
Row 2: Sc in 2nd sc from hook (back Loops only throughout). Sc in each sc across, ch 1 and turn
Repeat Row 2 until band measures 10.5" - 11" .
Now you will form the TOP of the hat, working in rounds:
Fold band in half and sl st shut. Ch 1 and work around edge of band ~ sc 37 evenly around band, join with sl st into top of first sc. (back loops only) Chain 3
Rnd 1: Dc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st around. 36 sts Join with sl st into top of 1st st, ch 3, turn
Row 2-5: Repeat Row 1 until the hat measures about 3.5" - 4" from the beginning.
Decreasing for top:
Row 1: *Dc in 2 sts, Dc 2 sts together (go through backs of sts); repeat from * around. Ch 1 and join.
Rows 2 and other even rows: Dc in each Dc around; ch 1 and join.
Row 3: *Dc in 2 sts, Dc 2 sts together; rep from * around. Ch 1 and join.
Row 5: *Dc in 1 st, Dc 2 sts together; rep from * around. Ch 1 and join.
Row 7: Dc across and finish off. Leaving a 12" tail to gather top and sew side seam.
For a creative BAND - add a row of shell stitch. Roll up the brim/band, and add yarn again. Into the first stitch dc 5 sts. skip 2 sts and dc 5 more into the next st. Continue around. Or you can be creative. I like to make a loopy edge by sc into the first stitch of the brim, ch 5, sk 1 st and sc into next. Continue around.
(Hat can be made smaller for tinier babies, simply by using baby yarn, or a smaller hook.)
1 oz baby yarn, sport yarn or soft worsted weight like Caron Simply Soft.
H or I Hook.
Finished size of sole is approx 3.5", height of bootie from heel to top of cuff = 3" (Cuff can be rolled over)
Note: The entire piece is worked round and round from the right side. Be sure the counts are correct for each round and work to keep the heel back seam straight.
Rnd 1: Chain 9. 2 sc in second ch from hook, sc in each of next 5 chs, hdc in next ch, 5 hdc in end ch. Now working down the other side of chain, hdc in next ch, sc in each of next 5 chs, 2 sc in next ch. Join with a sl st.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st as join, sc in each of next 9 sts, 2 sc in each of next 3 sts, sc in each of next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st. Join with a sl st.
Rnd 3: Ch 1. Sc in back loop of joining stitch and in the back loop of every stitch around. Join. (27 stitches)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, then sc in each stitch around.
Rnd 5: Ch 1. Sc in same st as join, sc in each of next 10 sts, sc decrease over next 2 sts, then repeat the dec 2 more times, sc in each of next 10 sts. Join.
Rnd 6: Ch 1. Sc in same st as join, sc in each of next 9 sts, sc decrease over next 2 sts, then repeat the dec 2 more times, sc in each of next 9 sts. Join.
Rnd 7: Ch 1. Sc in same st as join, sc in each of next 8 sts, sc decrease over next 2 sts, then repeat the dec 2 more times, sc in each of next 8 sts. Join.
Rnd 8: Ch 1. Sc in same st as join, sc in each of next 7 sts, sc decrease over next 2 sts, then repeat the dec 2 more times, sc in each of next 7 sts . Join.
Rnd 9: Ch 1. Sc in same st as join, sc in each of next 6 sts, sc decrease over next 2 sts, then repeat the dec 2 more times, sc in each of next 6 sts . Join.
CUFF: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc here and throughout). Hdc in same st as join, hdc in next st and each st around. Join. Repeat this row 2 more times (3 rows hdc) (Final row should be 17 hdc).
Final round of cuff do front post and back post alternating in HDC. Fasten off. Weave in end.
H hook Newborn size or large preemie in (parenthesis)
2 oz Caron's Simply Soft Yarn or Lion Brand's Pound of Love Yarn 4 ~ 1/2" buttons.
DC= Double Crochet st= stitch ch= chain sp = space sc = Single crochet
MEASUREMENTS using 1 strand: Measurements: From Shoulder at neck- to the cuff of the sleeve = 8.25"
From top neck down to the front = 8.5" in length.
Across back measured just under the arms = 8.5"
All the way around under the arms = 17"*Shell or V: (dc, ch1, dc) in indicated stitch.
Chain 48 (fits 8-10 lber) (44 chs for large preemie or small newborn)
Row 1: DC in 2nd ch from hook (counts as first dc now and throughout) and in the next 6 (5) sts. Make a *shell (dc, ch1, dc) in next st, dc in next 9 (8) sts, shell in next st, dc in next 12 st, shell in next st, dc in next 9 sts (8 st), shell in next st, dc in last 7 sts (6 st). Ch 2, turn.
Rows 2-6: (do 5 rows for preemie size) DC in the 2nd st from the hook. Dc to ch-1 sp, make shell in ch-1 sp, Dc across to next ch-1 sp, shell in ch-1 sp, dc across to next ch-1 sp, shell in ch-1 sp, dc across to next ch-1 sp, make shell in ch-1 sp, dc in remaining last space. Ch 2, turn. (Be sure you start in that 2nd chain from the hook and finish at the very end each row!)
Row 7: (6) Dc to first ch-1 sp, fold garment in thirds and connect first and second ch-1 spaces (the holes) with a dc. Dc across to next ch-1 sp, fold shirt in thirds again, connect 3rd and 4th ch-1 spaces by making a DC in the 4th ch-1 space. Dc across to end.
Rows 8-14: (7-13) Ch 2, turn. DC in each DC across.
At the end of Row 12, ch 1 and turn.
(You can make it more fun by changing colors on a few rows)
Edge of sweater: Sc around the entire jacket, making 3 sc in each corner st. (on the sides just crochet the sc in a 'hole' along the edge there.) Join with a sl st to the first sc you made. Cut yarn 4" long and weave that back inside the jacket.
Sleeves: Attach yarn at the arm pit. Ch 2 to make the first dc. Dc around the armhole with 24 dcs. Join in the top of the initial ch 2 and dc around. Do this for a total of 7 rounds.
Rnd 8: Do a front post st in next dc, then a back post st in the next dc, and repeat these 2 sts around for cuff.
Make chains of 25 sts for the ties. Place tie them with 3 or 4 knots at top or down the front in 3 or 4 places for added warmth. Leave about 3" of yarn to weave inside the jacket back and forth to secure.